We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great bargin for a beautiful spot”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Dana Point Marina Inn
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Dana Point
Wichita,KS
Level Contributor
53 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great bargin for a beautiful spot”
Reviewed September 28, 2011

Free parking. Normal free breakfast. Great location. Frig in room. CLEAN! This was a great place to crash. Not a romantic, hang out all evening kind of place. It is older but the windows were so clean you could not tell if they were open of not. I would stay again.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Terri A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

323 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    84
    111
    64
    36
    28
See reviews for
88
113
19
25
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (104)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Mentone, California
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2011

The hotel is the only hotel on the marina side and close to shops and restaurants. It is older but our room was clean with a balcony and kitchenette. The staff was very helpful. The rate was very reasonable since you could not touch a room in Newport, Laguna for that price and have it not be a dump! Continental breakfast was ok, just what it states....rolls, juice and instant oatmeal. The hotel rents bicycles and has a nice ice machine for taking coolers down to the beach. I had heard bad reviews and was uncertain about staying here, but we were very pleasantly surprised and definately would stay here again. We were on the third floor which has the view of the pool and the marina. We took Captain Daves Whale and Dolphin Safari and that was a nice day adventure walking distance from the hotel.

Room Tip: Third floor is the best view. We were facing the pool, alittle noisy but nice. The 3rd flr marina vi...
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank VSmith_10
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ca
Level Contributor
180 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2011

After reading the reviews of this hotel, I was dubious about going. It was rated 2 diamonds by AAA. I stay at 3 diamond only and above. Well this was easily 3 diamonds or 3 1/2 stars. The room was huge, overlooking the marina, 2 Queen beds. The decor was lovely and the bathroom new , expensively done, and clean as whistle! The whole place was spotless! Had a nice patio too. Very pleasant breakfast room or eat at the pool area. Fun breakfast of lots of carbs. I was very impressed with this hotel, the area and things to do. I will return with the whole family, I know they will love it. There were about 50 of us and all of us had a great time and loved the hotel and front desk staff. I did notice that the front rooms, facing the mountain and parking lot, seemed somewhat smaller than ours.

Room Tip: Back rooms facing the Marina are best.
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank betsybubbles
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pt. Loma
Level Contributor
60 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2011

Picked this place randomly, as we were going to a wedding nearby. Yeah, I checked out other places. One night. Ritz? Montage? When all we needed was a bed??? This place was PERFECT!!! The location is THE BEST!!! Right on the Marina. Restaurants, shops, so much activity...I loved that I could just walk out the door and be on the water. It's basic. The parking is convenient and free. We were totally satisfied.

Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
Helpful?
2 Thank MyNameIsGirl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Richmond, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2011

Stayed there for one night in Jully. Asked for a non smoking room and was anything but! It smelled so bad! Front dest said there was nothing they could do as they did not have any more rooms. Were not told at check in there was a free breakfast but overheard someone else mention it. Went down in the morning and it was horrible! The hotel is old and the rooms very out dated. The staff very rude and really did not seem to care. We stayed in southern California for 14 nights in different hotels and this was by far the worst. I would not recommend this to anyone. Go somewhere else!!!!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank irongrl706
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Palm Desert, California
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2011

We stayed off season mid week - great rates - funky style room with frig and mini kitchen was nice... Walk to any harbor activity or restaurant. Not the ritz but great find...

  • Stayed February 2011
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank pindrop
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tempe, Arizona
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2011

Our family had a nice time and the location was great. 2 adults and 2 boys ages 11 and 13. One boy slept on the floor in a sleeping bag since they would not provide a roll away bed. (fire safety). The room was nice and quite. We went to Salt Creek Beach and it was great. We would stay again. A hot tub near the pool would have been nice. They had a cont. breakfast which was okay.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Tempedad
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Dana Point
0.5 mi away
Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel
0.9 mi away
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Doheny Beach - Dana Point
1.5 mi away
Quality Inn & Suites Oceanview
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.6 mi away
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
6.6 mi away
Capri Laguna On The Beach
Capri Laguna On The Beach
#3 of 22 in Laguna Beach
391 reviews
1.4 mi away
Capistrano Surfside Inn
Capistrano Surfside Inn
#7 of 12 in Dana Point
101 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Dana Point Marina Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Dana Point Marina Inn

Property: Dana Point Marina Inn
Address: 24800 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629-2919
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > Orange County > Dana Point
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Dana Point
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Dana Point Marina Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 136
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, TravelClick, Travelocity, Orbitz, Hotwire, TripOnline SA, Cancelon, Cheap Tickets and getaroom.com so you can book your Dana Point Marina Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Dana Point Marina Hotel Dana Point

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing